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Jackie Gleason - Music Martinis & Memories [New CD]

Artist: Jackie Gleason
Title: Music Martinis & Memories
Item Condition: New and unplayed
Format: CD
Release Date: 2013
Label: Hallmark
UPC: 5050457140427
Genre: Easy Listening

Album Tracks

1. Once in a While
2. I Can't Get Started
3. I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good
4. I Remember You
5. I Love You
6. Unforgettable
7. How High the Moon
8. Ill Be Seeing You
9. The Song Is Ended
10. It Could Happen to You
11. The Nearness of You
12. Yesterdays
13. Shangri-La
14. Somebody Loves Me
15. Time on My Hands
16. My Ideal

Perhaps better known as an actor and comedian, Jackie Gleason managed to get through most of the 1950s with another string to his bow, that of an accomplished musician. He produced a series of best selling mood music albums for Capitol Records, with the stated aim to make 'musical wallpaper that should never be intrusive, but conducive.' to this end he fashioned a hugely successful catalogue of romantic instrumentals, with each of his first ten albums selling more than a million copies each and the first spending 153 weeks in the Top Ten! These figures are even more impressive when one appreciates that Jackie could neither read nor write music, instead describing to assistants the tunes he conceived in his head! Music Martinis & Memories was originally released in 1954 and technically is his first 12" album (earlier releases were on the old 10" format) and became his third chart topper.